William Gholston is owed $3.75 million in 2019, and with only starting two games this season, releasing him could be a real possibility. In the last two seasons, Gholston has amounted only one sack and 46 tackles likely due to the emergence of Vita Vea and Carl Nassib. Gholston has been primarily a run-stopper, but has seen less playing time over the last three seasons.
Beau Allen: Allen was signed, along with his Eagles teammate Vinny Curry in the offseason, to a three-year $15 million dollar contract, but like his ex-Eagle teammate, has not been as productive as had been hoped. Allen is due $5 million in 2019 and with no dead money forced on the Bucs if he is cut. It could mean Allen is one and done in Tampa Bay.
Caleb Benenoch: It’s no secret that the Buccaneers offensive line needs some serious improvements, and the Bucs can start by cutting its weakest link in Benenoch. Struggling in 2018, Benenoch was even benched throughout the season for Evan Smith and rookie Alex Cappa. On the tape, Benenoch can be seen getting blown by and even seeming lost at times. If the Bucs are serious about taking the next step in becoming serious playoff contenders, Benenoch should be on the chopping block, as he’s primed to make a little over $2 million this year, and would only cost Tampa $63,000 in dead money and creates $2 million in cap room.
By cutting the three players above, the Bucs could increase their cap space to about $26.75 million, as they had a little over $8 million before cutting Curry, who added $8 million, and the three listed above combine for $10.75 million.